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So Cal Wine TV- Foot Path Winery

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Join Christine and  Deane Foote, owners of Foot Path Winery,  for a tour of this family owned and operated winery. Located just minutes away from downtown Temecula, Foot Path Winery is also an organic farm that produces a variety of fruits available throughout the year. To learn more, please visit  Foot Path Winery.

Foot Path Winery Tasting Room hours: 12pm-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on weekends; reservations available for parties of six or more; (951) 265-9951; 36650 Glen Oaks Road, Temecula, CA 92592


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Eco-Friendly Wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of wine making.  Take a closer look at the environmentally friendly and sustainable practices of the wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country !

Stuart Cellars Winery

Planting:
Stuart Cellars Winery practices natural and organic planting process by using a natural soil amendment, pumice instead of chemicals. This results in better plant growth and health for the grapes. To keep away unwanted pests from the delicious grapes, organic insecticides are used. A centralized water irrigation system that goes directly to the base of the vines is used. This eliminates transpo-evaporation of the water by 33%!

Buildings:
One of the onsite buildings is completely solar powered! Stuart Cellars winery also produces all of their own power via a natural gas generator, which is the cleanest burning fuel in the United States!

 

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
Ponte Family Estate Winery has been one of the sustainable winery leaders in the Southern California Wine Country. Since the winery was built, Ponte Family Estate Winery has recycled glass, cardboard cases, office paper and more. Ponte has also made efforts to reduce waste and their use of water and electricity.

Education:

A huge part of Ponte Family Estate Winery’s efforts is geared towards influencing guests, members and associates to reduce their individual footprint so that together, people can discover new ways to have a positive effect on our world today as well as for future generations.

Green Restaurant:

This award winning restaurant creates salads from local Farmer’s Markets.  Poultry and meats come from sustainable farms such as Snake River and Shelton Farms and all seafood selections are on the Seafood Watch from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, ensuring that it is safe and sustainable.  Kitchen waste is also composted and added to vineyard soil.

 

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard

Energy and Fuel:
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard is  working with a company on recycling their kitchen oil by converting it all into bio-diesel fuel!

*Keep an eye out for their documentary highlighting the process and how this kitchen grease is recycled into fuel for school buses.

Water Usage:
A new water treatment system that will collect their grey water (used water) and put it through a clarification process that will be then used for landscape (grass) irrigation is currently being installed.

Composting:
Compost/green waste is applied from time to time to increase the amount of organic material in their soils (mostly decomposed granite).This adds to the organic material on the top layers of the soil which in turn helps to increase the nutrients available in the vines.

Eating Locally:
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards Creekside Restaurant utilizes organic local produce offering vegetarian and vegan friendly options. Eating locally reduces waste since fuel is not wasting in efforts to transport the food.

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